College Internships in Environmental Health
The objective of this OEHA Scholarship is to provide financial support for college students during their internship or independent study projects. By providing this financial support, OEHA will increase internship options for students, increase awareness of career opportunities in Environmental Health, and promote learning through innovative internship or independent study projects.
The scholarship is open to college students pursuing physical science degrees with a career focused toward professional practice in the Environmental Health field and who must participate in an unpaid internship or independent study project to meet their degree requirements.
Scholarship funds may be used to pay for tuition costs during their internship. The internship or independent study project must be undertaken in Oregon, and be supervised by a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.
The scholarship funds will be awarded by a vote of the OEHA Board of Directors based on the following criteria:
- Environmental or Public Health relevance of the proposed internship project.
- Financial need of the applicant.
- Applicant's scholastic achievement.
- Applicant's outside activities or interests related to Environmental or Public Health.
- Applicant's professional goals.
Applicants must complete a brief application and submit a one or two page summary of the planned internship project that includes the following information:
- Nature of the survey, study or project that will make up the majority of the applicant's work time over the course of the internship. Include basic information on the methods and goals of the project. Description of other internship or independent study project activities.
- Name and address of the government agency or company where the applicant will be doing the internship or independent study project, the college term the internship will take place, and the name of the Registered Environmental Health Specialist that will be supervising the internship or independent study project.
- Whether the applicant will be paid during the internship (this will be the primary criteria for determining financial need).
- How the proposed internship project relates to the applicant's professional goals and outside interests/ activities.
NW Intel® Science Fair Awards
Currently, OEHA is providing the following awards in 2011:
- A $60.00 award for each of the seven regional contests
- And one $150.00 award for the statewide contest
Totaling: $570.00. Awards may be made to high school students as individuals or teams.